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byron09
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Registered: ‎06-19-2013

My fico score does not match

I need help understanding my fico score.  I am trying to refinance but my mortgage company says my fico score is 611 when my fico says its 668 for experian... any I actually mean my fico score not the other FAKO scores.  Can anyone help me understand why there is such a big discrepancy and if there is anything i can do.

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Registered: ‎06-05-2008

Re: My fico score does not match


byron09 wrote:

I need help understanding my fico score.  I am trying to refinance but my mortgage company says my fico score is 611 when my fico says its 668 for experian... any I actually mean my fico score not the other FAKO scores.  Can anyone help me understand why there is such a big discrepancy and if there is anything i can do.


Odd.  Is this a mortgage broker or a bank?  Are they able to tell you what score model was used?  How far apart were the reports pulled?  

  2-13-14: FICO EXP: 779 - EQU: 742 - TRAN: 765 - AVG: 762 - +212 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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byron09
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Re: My fico score does not match

broker... northpointe bank.  I told him before he ran the scores if they base their scores out of the fico model and he said yes because those where the scores that i had checked

 

basically for experian which is in the middle, he says he sees a 611 and i see a 668

 

would they use a different model out of the fico score?

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Re: My fico score does not match


byron09 wrote:  would they use a different model out of the fico score?

Not that I'm aware of, but someone else may chime in.  I know there are newer and older versions of the FICO scoring algorithm but that is a pretty big swing.  Have you pulled another copy of your report to see if something has been added recently?  Did you already use your free pull at annualcreditreport.com?

  2-13-14: FICO EXP: 779 - EQU: 742 - TRAN: 765 - AVG: 762 - +212 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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byron09
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Registered: ‎06-19-2013

Re: My fico score does not match

just pulled an other one... same score for the same credit reporting agendy from myfico...

 

can't win in this case since they may have an older version of fico algorithm that i cannot access for the benefiting of seeing if i qualify or not.

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llecs
Posts: 32,880
Registered: ‎08-04-2007

Re: My fico score does not match

The EX FICO  from myFICO is the newest EX FICO version and not too many lenders use it yet. Than can explain most/all of the difference.

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Mondavi
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎06-12-2012

Re: My fico score does not match

Unfortunately the EX Fico sold here is about as useful as the TU 98 sold here. Fun to look at your scores but very very few lenders use either model for a home mortgage.

While the TU 98 sold here will never amount to much at least hopefully the new EX Fico model here will someday will be the model  lenders to use.

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Re: My fico score does not match


byron09 wrote:just pulled an other one... same score for the same credit reporting agendy from myfico...can't win in this case since they may have an older version of fico algorithm that i cannot access for the benefiting of seeing if i qualify or not.

Wow, that really sucks.  It sounds to me like there might be one particular baddie weighing more heavily on the old model than it does on the new model.  What specific negative items to you have?  Maybe if you can figure out what the worst one is, you can get it fixed and raise the score.

  2-13-14: FICO EXP: 779 - EQU: 742 - TRAN: 765 - AVG: 762 - +212 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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Re: My fico score does not match

I wonder if anyone here can comment on the specific differences between the old and new experian fico.

  2-13-14: FICO EXP: 779 - EQU: 742 - TRAN: 765 - AVG: 762 - +212 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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guiness56
Posts: 22,408
Registered: ‎01-17-2008

Re: My fico score does not match

FICO 08 doesn't include collections and I believe PRs for 100 or less;  utilzation on 08 is scored harder for those with high balances.  At one time  AU accounts were not factored in but I think that has since changed.  And I think they are more lenient toward rare missed payments.

 

 


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